i saw the world today, spread out
over the mountains and over the seas; swirling
into the ether, straining toward oblivion.
i heard the world today:
a silent melody, a metronome tocking and rush hour,
chaos. why is it that i always hear chaos?
i heard the sound of a rainbow, of children chasing
the ice cream truck. young men biking to work in suits of aluminum.
i heard the birth of a world,
of a child. i heard a virus conquer that amoeba,
i smelled the world today--smelled it and smelt it.
i smelled the rain and the cold and the drought.
i smelled the fear. the star dust. lifted my divine hammer and wrought
the explosion into filigree, a cosmic mobile;
stars endlessly dueling;
and the soft emptiness of companionship